Re: 2010 Equinox 4 cyl Throttle Body Code P2135
This "drive-by-wire" stuff is troubling to me. In fact, all this 'electric motor' stuff is troubling. They keep replacing all the rugged, time-tested solutions with these electric motors. No more hydraulic steering; electric steering now. No more gas pedal connected to throttle by cable; more electric motors and sensors now.
The old-fashioned systems worked just fine. And when they failed (if they *ever* failed), the failure wasn't catastrophic.
Now, you've got more points of failure, and the components can fail suddenly without warning (except for a chime and a faint message to let you know something *just* happened). Thanks a lot.
I think the engineers are getting carried away with implementing solutions that are only more efficient *on paper*, while also neglecting the cost of these decisions in terms of reliability and, more importantly - driver safety.
2011 Equinox 1LT (new Jan 2011): Summit White / 3.0 L V6 / FWD / Pioneer Stereo / 18" Wheels / 108+k miles (June 2017)
2002 Impala 1LT (new Jun 2002): Summit White / 3.4 L V6 / FWD / Cassette-CD Combo /202+k miles (June 2017)